A new pro-Trump super PAC ad uses stock footage from Russia and Belarus in a major ad buy that’s airing in three swing states. It’s the fourth time in three months that an ad promoting President Donald Trump’s reelection has used footage from Russia.
America First Action last Thursday launched an ad called “Pandemic Tax” in Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as part of a $10 million ad campaign slamming Joe Biden for supporting bad trade deals and arguing that he would raise taxes on “all of us.” But some of the people featured in the ad were actors in stock footage from Russia and Belarus.
America First Action is chaired by Linda McMahon, the former head of the Small Business Administration and the co-founder of the professional wrestling company WWE with her husband Vince McMahon. As of Aug. 31, the group had raised $82 million for the 2020 cycle.
Hit the link for a breakdown of the stock footage purchased from Russian makers.